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Re: [SLUG] MS Linux gets closer
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] MS Linux gets closer
- From: kevin@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue Oct 17 09:08:32 2000
- Organization: Oceania
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> My concern here is that M$ might use its clout to challenge the GPL and
> try to distribute its own "no source code" version.
If this were the case, then perhaps a revision of the kernel license
may be needed?
I can see benifits of having some MS apps ported to linux for desktop
but the business model MS operates under a totally closed one, so that
open source as we know it might well be threatened if any challenge were
made on the GPL.
I would think MS needs to tread very carefully in light of DoJ concerns
regarding their business practices.